Silverton Mountain, celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season in 2016-17, has announced a nearly 20% increase in guided skiing availability. The ski season will open on December 29 and will continue through April 9. Guided skiing operations will run from December 29 through March 26, and...
By R. Scott Rappold “If you don’t do it this year, you’ll be one year older when you do.” –Warren Miller So you’ve made a big decision. This is the winter you’re going to get 100 days on the slopes. You’re going to become a better skier or rider than you could ever imagine. You’ll...
Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the Mt. Crested Butte Town Center Community Association are excited to announce the 2016 summer line-up for the Live! From Mt. Crested Butte free Wednesday night concert series. From rock and roll to country, bluegrass and blues, the lineup is set to bring some...
One of the most amazing winter carnivals, hands-down, no-doubt, bet-your-season-pass is Steamboat Springs’ Winter Carnival. It’s coming up Feb 6-10. Do. Not. Miss. It. And when you get there, be sure to put on some warm socks, fill a thermos with some piping hot <ahem> cocoa, and head out for a night at the signature event, the Night Extravaganza.
That’s right, it is still coming down for all you powderhounds out there, as three fresh inches fell over the past 24 hours at CSCUSA Gem resort Powderhorn. As we type this, it’s a bluebird day with plenty of fresh powder at Grand Junction’s home resort.
Parking in Colorado has its risks, as this poor damsel in distress recently realized after leaving her car unattended for a day a Durango Mountain Resort lot. The resort is reporting a whopping 22 inches in the last 48 hours. I believe it:
It’s snowing again in the mountains, and resorts across Ski Country are feeling the love from Mother Nature. The most recent storm plastered the Southwest with snow – including a 32-inch, 24 hour haul at Silverton – and left plenty of snow at other resorts throughout the state. It’s not over yet either, as more snow is in the forecast for the upcoming week.
When we arrived back at our condo after a fun day on Winter Park’s slopes, I stopped and marveled. Our front entryway looked like a bomb had gone off and the carnage was an onslaught of gloves, boots, helmets and jackets.
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Ranked by TripAdvisor as the best value ski spot for 2012/2013, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort has unveiled a new All-Inclusive Package that includes everything needed for a dream winter vacation experience. The All Inclusive Package is unique to the ski industry in the U.S. because it includes slopeside lodging, lift tickets, lessons, use of Purgatory’s new Rossignol Experience skis or Burton Snowboards, and a daily dining credit valid in any of seven resort restaurants. This incredible three-day/three-night inclusive offer starts at just $199 per person/per night. Guests save more than $252 per person on this dream ski vacation.
This blog comes to Colorado Ski Country from Kristen Lummis of BraveSkiMom.com.
Two big things happen at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen each January. The first, as you may have guessed, is the Winter X Games, at Buttermilk through at least 2014. The second is not so obvious, but it’s related to the X Games. It’s the Buttermilk Deluxe private lesson package, also known (at least to me) as “one big screaming deal.”
The Event is called the “International Black Powder Biathlon”. It started in 1974 when a fella named Gilbert and some buddies were sharing a round of cold ones in a Steamboat Springs bar during cold winter day. It seems talk turned to shooting black powder rifles, something the group enjoyed doing. Not having a range or any reason to go shooting in the winter months, and with the famous Steamboat Winter Carnival just around the corner, Gilbert decided he and his black powder enthusiast buddies needed an event to call their own. Blammo! The International Black Powder Biathlon is born.
The International Biathlon may be the Winter Carnival’s most unlikely spectator event. But watching a bunch of well-armed, leather-clad yahoos race around town on rickety skis all the while shooting up a storm does have a certain appeal. They even shoot off a canon to start the race! I haven’t taken up the hobby of black powder shooting, but I’m glad it’s alive and well in Colorado.
Steamboat’s Winter Carnival is celebrating a BIG anniversary this year. It’s sure to be a great time, get more info here. I’ll see you there this year, at the International Biathlon, in my ‘coon-skin cap.
To celebrate winter, Durango Mountain Resort is hosting the annual Winterfest celebration — a festival full of winter fun! Winterfest is an opportunity to try ice climbing, dog sledding, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing and more on Sat., Jan. 19 and Sun. Jan. 20 at Durango Mountain Resort. Created by winter-fun experts at Purgatory, Winterfest is the perfect occasion for the whole family to participate in these and many other winter sports and activities at low or no cost.
Here’s a snapshot of the activities during Winterfest weekend: